What will I learn?

Australia is fast becoming recognised as a crucial player in Asia. Learning from leading experts, you'll develop expertise and an in-depth understanding of Asia's political, economic and cultural environment and be prepared to take advantage of new and exciting opportunities working in Australia and overseas as an expert on Asian affairs. In your first year, you'll learn about core concepts of Asian and international studies, including intercultural communication, globalisation and Asian societies and culture. In your second and third years, you'll choose two majors and undertake courses from the Griffith in Asia Initiative.


  • Asian Business
  • Asian Societies and Cultures
  • Chinese Language*
  • Indonesian Language*
  • International Relations and Security
  • Japanese Language*
  • Korean Language

* Via cross-institutional study at The University of Queensland.

Politics, Law and Justice in Asia

You must complete 60 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP

Tri 12008GIR Chinese Government and Politics 10

Tri 22015GIR Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia (formerly 2014IBA) 10

Tri 22019GIR Politics of International Law and Organisations 10

Tri 13017IBA Crime, Business and Politics in Asia 10

Tri 25325LAW Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes 10

Tri 13027GIR Business and Politics in the Asia Pacific Region (formerly 3027IBA) 10

Tri 13380LHS Politics of Law and Justice in China 10

Tri 23008GIR Human Rights in World Politics 10

Tri 25223LAW Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law 10

Which department am I in?

Arts, Education and Law



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,000.00 (US$ 18,376) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020, 6 July 2020


Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,



4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Australian Pacific College
  • College of the Rockies
  • Canadore College
  • Open Universities Australia
  • Griffith College

About this uni

Griffith University holds five-star rating for its overall educational experience from the Good Universities Guide.

  • Ranks in the top two per cent of universities in the world
  • Several of its subjects are placed among the top 300
  • World class research in over 50 disciplines
  • Over 200,000 Griffith alumni are spread over 130 countries